Public Personnel Management

A quarterly journal focused on human resource work in the public sector. Contains articles on trends, case studies, comparative information, and recent research. Topics include labor relations, assessment, personnel policies, government reform and other a

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, Summer

Computer Literacy and Human Resource Management: A Public/Private Sector Comparison
It is difficult to pick up any professional publication in the field of Human Resource Management (HRM) today without noticing the number of web pages available on-line for the use of personnel professionals, or without seeing advertisements by private...
Crisis, Culture and Charisma: The New Leader's Work in Public Organizations
This paper argues that the changing nature of public service requires new leadership and that the primary goal of leaders in public organizations today should be the development of, as the organization's primary core competence, an adaptive organizational...
Effective Communication in the Performance Appraisal Interview: Face-to-Face Communication for Public Managers in the Culturally Diverse Workplace
Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the Winter 1998, volume 27 no. 4 issue. Due to formatting errors resulting in reader confusion, the article is being republished. This article first restates and then extends a thesis about the...
Globalization of Human Resource Management: A Cross-Cultural Perspective for the Public Sector
Human resource management can include two large areas: personnel management and development functions. This paper attempts to shed light on development functions, which have tended to be somewhat disregarded in traditional public personnel administration...
Healthy Work: Ideal and Reality among Public and Private Employed Academics in Sweden
In what does healthy work for persons with an academic background consist, and how great is the perceived gulf between actual work and healthy work? A random sample of 5,700 members of the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (SACO) was...
Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS): Providing Business with Rapid Data Access, Information Exchange and Strategic Advantage
This article will review the major components of a Human Resource Information System (HRIS), including systems that are computerized and those that are not. These basic components provide a foundation for the reader to understand and explore how computerized...
Integrated Managerial Training: A Program for Strategic Management Development
The notion of strategic training is premised upon the idea that organized developmental activities must be directly linked to the mission or the core business of the organization. This article presents a case study of a managerial training program implemented...
Managers and Mental Health: Mental Illness and the Workplace
Mental illness is prevalent in modern society and in our organizations. Though our knowledge of mental disorders has greatly increased over the past few decades, managers' understanding and acceptance of the pervasiveness, treatment, and impact on organizational...
Protective Service Physical Ability Tests: Establishing Pass/Fail, Ranking, and Banding Procedures
Physical ability tests have undergone intense scrutiny in the courts since the 1970s. A recent survey of court-disputed police and fire physical ability tests showed a successful defense rate of less than 10%.1 Faced with such odds, public sector agencies...
State of California: Civil Service Testing Moves into Cyberspace
The State of California has successfully implemented an employment application and civil service testing process on the Internet for its largest entry level professional classification, Staff Services Analyst. This innovative selection process, the...
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